Nausea can have many causes and is difficult to deal with on a daily basis. The feelings of queasiness and the urge to vomit can last for days at a time. No matter the cause, finding a way to deal with the queasy feeling and continue on your day is the solution to this problem.
Here are a few natural ways to treat nausea:
Ginger tea has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help speed up digestion, allowing the food to pass quickly through the stomach, reducing some tummy upset. You can add a little grated ginger to a cup of hot water with a little honey for sweetness. Sip the tea slowly, allowing it to soothe your stomach. If you are on the go, check out our Ginger Queasy Drops.
Peppermint is another natural remedy that’s been around for many years. It is wonderful for nausea, it has a calming effect on your nerves and helps eliminate dry mouth. You can make peppermint tea and drink it, or suck on peppermint candies if you prefer a sweet treat. Hard candies or lollipops that are sweet or sour tend to help keep you hydrated if you can’t keep down liquids.
Crackers or Toast
Cancer treatments like chemo often make patients nauseated and sick to their stomachs, so having something that is dry like saltine crackers or toast may help with the excess saliva that accompanies queasiness. Pregnant women experience nausea during pregnancy and this is a go-to remedy when other things aren’t effective.
Eating small, frequent meals may help with tummy upset and nausea. You should avoid fried foods because of the grease, but snacks like crackers and cheese, cut up fruit, boiled eggs, or pudding may help you get food into your system without making you feel worse.
If you feel nauseated when you wake up in the morning, eat some crackers or lean meat or cheese before getting out of bed. Instead of drinking fluids with meals, have them between meals.
Applesauce is cooling and refreshing. If you don’t think you can eat a whole apple, try this as an alternative. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on it if you like and take little bites to help soothe your stomach and prevent the urge to vomit.
Acupressure and Aromatherapy
Acupressure and aromatherapy are two non-food remedies to help with nausea. Essential oils like lemon and lavender are soothing and relaxing. Put a little essential oil on a cloth and put it under your pillow where you can breathe in the essence every few minutes.
Acupressure involves your pressure points. You have one in the webbing of your thumb. Apply gentle pressure in this spot with the thumb and forefinger of your opposite hand. Repeat this on the other hand. This spot is associated with headaches and digestion issues.
Elevate Your Head
Another helpful tip is to prop up some pillows or use a foam wedge to keep your head and chest elevated when reclining. Keeping your head elevated about 12 inches above your feet helps reduce nausea and helps relieve sinus pressure if you’re congested.
Nausea is often unpleasant and uncomfortable, but it can be very manageable with the right approach. Try these remedies for some natural relief from your symptoms.